DfT announce temporary relaxation of EU drivers’ hours rules BUT, NOTE THE SMALL PRINT!

In response to the worsening shortage of HGV drivers, the Department for Transport (DfT) has introduced a temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales. This exceptional step demonstrates how severe the driver shortage is and the mounting pressure on the supply chain.

So, what are the relaxations?

  • Where the daily driving limit could previously be increased from 9 to 10 hours twice in a week, it can now be increased from 9 to 11 hours, twice in one week.


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